Government Information

Federal Depository Library Program

This library is a congressionally designated depository for US Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Featured Resource

USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection

Pomological Painting of Grapes

Image credit: USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD

Government Information presents the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection, from the National Agricultural Library.

These pomological paintings were created in response to the rise of fruit breeding and production by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the mid 1800's. The site includes over 7,000 paintings that document fruits and their variety.

These paintings were used in bulletins and yearbooks which were distributed to farmers and growers. They are now preserved in the National Agricultural Library and used for research. The digitized versions are available in high definition and are free to view and download.

Visitors can learn more about the history of this collection, the artists, and find paintings of specific fruits using their common or scientific name.

Collections

Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:

To find older US documents published before 1976, ask for assistance as the above catalogs provide limited coverage of UNH holdings for this period.

Many recent New Hampshire government publications are found in the New Hampshire State Publications Digital Library.

Library Services

  • All members of the public may use these materials
  • Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
  • For assistance, contact Government Information staff, Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)
  • Some of the library's data services are only available to the UNH community
  • Computer access for the public to government information and specialized resources (on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)):
    • Two terminals next to the Reference Desk
    • One computer in the Class of 1943 Map Room

Patents and trademarks

The UNH Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. However, the UNH Law PTRC is open to the public during weekday hours. See their website for details.